Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams


Gloria Maité Hernández

Assistant Professor of Languages

PhD. Emory University

B.F.A. in Theater (Playwriting and Acting). Instituto Superior de Arte. La Habana (Cuba)

ghernandez@wcupa.edu


Gloria Hernandez

Research interests:

Iberian Medieval and Early Modern mystical literature; Iberian Medieval and Early Modern narrative and poetry; Traditions of translation: School of Translation of Alfonso X; Exile in Iberian literature; Literature of Alándalús; 17th century Spanish comedia: traditions of performance and playwriting; Sanskrit language; Indian mystical literature from the Vaishvana tradition; Comparative literature, Comparative religion; Cuban literature of the exile in the 19th and 20th century; Cuban contemporary theater, Creative Writing in Spanish.


Recent Publications/Activities:

Conferences

2013     “Gustar a Dios.” Congreso internacional de literatura mística. Universidad Pontificia de Puerto Rico. 

2012    “Figures, Comparisons and Resemblances: The Comparative Act of Mystical Writing.”

American Comparative Literature Association. Annual Meeting. Brown Univeristy. 

2011   “Y véante mis ojos.” Visión, perspectiva y movimiento en el Cántico espiritual de Juan de la Cruz’. Xth Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Belfast University. North Ireland.

2010      “´Revela tu presencia.´ San Juan de la Cruz y la tradición devocional hindú.” Primer Congreso Ibero-Asiático de Hispanistas del Siglo de Oro. University of New Delhi, India.

2010      “El Cántico espiritual y el Rāsa Līlā. Deseo y comparación.” Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology.  Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

2010        “The Libro de los ejemplos del Conde Lucanor and the Panchatantra. Traslatio, Power and Comparison.” Weltliteratur. Crossing Boundaries. Notre Dame University, Indiana.

2007       “El Cántico espiritual y el Bhāgavata Purāṇa.”  VIII Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Universidad de Córdoba, Spain.

Publications

Books

La Noche de San Juan y dos monólogos. Cuba: Instituto Cubano del Libro, 2002.

Articles

“The Conde Lucanor and Panchatantra: Comparison, Power and Translation.” Literature Compass. Special Issue: The Global Middle Ages (forthcoming).

“La morada espiritual del amor en separación en el Cántico espiritual y Rāsa Līlā.” Misticismo en las ínsulas extrañas.  Ed. Luce López-Baralt. Madrid: Trotta. 2013.

‘Where did you hide?’ Locating the divine in the Cántico espiritual and Rāsa Līlā." Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 25 (2012) http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/jhcs/vol25/iss1/8/

“Mirando a Dios: El Cántico espiritual y Rāsa Līlā.Hispanic horizons. Jawaharlal Nehru University. New Delhi: India. 29 (2010) 57-67.

El Cántico espiritual y Rāsa Līlā: Comparación y revelación.” Revista San Juan de la Cruz.

España: Córdoba. 44 (2009) 111-128.

 

Awards

2010-2011         American Dissertation Fellow. American Association of University Women. Washington, DC.

Classes regularly taught :

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 202, SPA 302, SPA 330, SPA 402